August 18, 2014
"The Taming of the Shrew" (1929) starring Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks
"The first ever sound adaptation of a Shakespeare play."
[via Open Culture]
August 18, 2014 at 08:01 PM | Permalink
A delight in every minute.
Through no fault of mine, I have seen 'The Taming of the Shrew' more often than any other play of Shakespeare's. This is the best interpretation I have seen. Fairbanks and Pickford's performances were marvelous.
Posted by: antares | Aug 19, 2014 7:05:45 AM
Shouldn't that be, "the first ever recorded sound..."?
I hear tell of this place called a theater where thespians perform adaptations of the Bard's works. I have attended such places. It is my experience that many of the thespians engaged in performances do make sounds - some even recite soliloquys in iambic pentameter - however, such nonsense may not have reached Podunk (or the UVA) yet.
Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Aug 19, 2014 3:19:29 AM